Man Breaks Into Closed Restaurant, Spends Four Days Eating And Drinking Supplies

Connecticut, U.S.: A man broke into a restaurant on April 11 and lived there for four days, according to police.

New Haven Police arrested the man on Tuesday, April 14.

CCTV proves he had stayed there for four days, stuffing himself with food and drinks, before getting caught.

Officers reportedly found Louis Angel Ortiz, 42, sleeping with a bottle of rum in a local restaurant.

They were coming to check on reports concerning a robbery in progress after the manager came in to make sure things are in order at the restaurant.

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In four days, Mr. Ortiz seemed to have eaten away a big portion of the restaurant’s supplies.

“Management estimated the loss of food and beverages at several thousand dollars. The loss includes an estimated 70 bottles of stolen or consumed liquor,” the police said.

However, no matter the person, 70 bottles of alcohol is too much for anyone to consume in just four days.

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New Haven Burglar Serves Himself in Restaurant for Four Days New Haven| Tuesday, April 14, 2020, around 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a burglary in progress at a downtown Crown Street restaurant. The caller reported finding an unknown man, later identified as Louis Angel Ortiz, asleep in the closed restaurant. Arriving officers located Ortiz nearby on Crown Street and detained him. The 42 year old New Haven man was found in possession of a bottle of the restaurant’s rum. Investigators reviewed security video footage which confirmed the initial burglary occurred several days prior on Saturday when Ortiz made entry through a side window of the restaurant. Officers learned Ortiz helped himself over the course of four days to the restaurant’s food, liquor, and beer. In addition to eating and drinking at the restaurant, Ortiz removed beverages and property from the building. The business had been closed during this time and it was a manager’s routine check of the establishment that led to the discovery of the burglary. Management estimated the loss of food and beverages at several thousand dollars. The loss includes an estimated 70 bottles of stolen or consumed liquor. Louis A. Ortiz is charged with the following: Burglary third degree. Larceny third degree. Criminal mischief first degree. Failure to appear second degree (East Haven warrant) Ortiz was held in lieu of $12,500 bail at the NHPD Union Avenue Detention Center and transferred this morning to an arraignment hearing in New Haven Superior Court at 235 Church Street.

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The New Haven Police revealed in a statement:

“Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a downtown Crown Street restaurant.

“The caller reported finding an unknown man, later identified as Louis Angel Ortiz, asleep in the closed restaurant.

“Arriving officers located Ortiz nearby on Crown Street and detained him. The 42-year-old New Haven man was found in possession of a bottle of the restaurant’s rum.

“Investigators reviewed security video footage which confirmed the initial burglary occurred several days prior on Saturday when Ortiz made entry through a side window of the restaurant.

“Officers learned Ortiz helped himself over the course of four days to the restaurant’s food, liquor, and beer.

“In addition to eating and drinking at the restaurant, Ortiz removed beverages and property from the building.”

The man has been charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, and first-degree criminal mischief. His bail has been set at $12,500.

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